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Getaway Decor for a Woodland Cabin Retreat

December 6, 2012 / Design Tips

Vacation homes are intended to be inviting retreats where you escape the daily grind. This makes it essential to decorate your vacation home with pleasant decor that will make you feel at home, but away from home. Decor for a woodland cabin should fit in nicely to its surroundings, while still representing your taste and style. Is it possible to maintain your contemporary style with rustic accents? Can a “classic cabin” be pulled off in a non-traditional way? Sure! Think of the possibilities…

We’ve taken some inspiration from Sunset Magazine where they show that wood is the word when outfitting a vacation cabin. Plywood paneling provides a feeling of warmth, is easy on the wallet, and provides a backdrop that can accommodate modern to traditional styles. Design Shuffle shows us how to bring sleek, contemporary furniture into a cabin without sacrificing the comfort you seek on your getaways. For color palette inspiration, we’ve touched on decorating with the power couple color combo of red and green that goes beyond holiday decor. What better place than a wooded cabin retreat to use this perfect color scheme? Regardless of the time of year, red and green warms a room.

When it comes to the fine details of your haven’s surroundings, start by bringing the outdoors in. Trek around your cabin, gathering sticks and greenery to work in simple glass vases; and stones that have unique qualities to use in the base of the arrangements or to fill decorative clear containers. Next, consider wall decor that mimics your wooded setting. Of course, we’ve got wall art that features trees to mirror the style of the forest out your window, or more modern representations. Oil painter Eli Halpin has a vast collection of wall art inspired by life in the woods that has a dark quality – perfect for the winter months in a cozy den. Intricate Deer by Valentina Ramos is a classically modern custom canvas art piece that is a perfect fit for a neutral color palette in a comfy cabin, while Todd Clark‘s bird artworks fit in flawlessly with a forest themed cabin.

For a fun and harmless twist on the traditional wall decor of animal head trophies many hunters admire, we love the faux taxidermy look for a quirky and peaceful addition to the hunting lodge feel. White Faux Taxidermy has whatever you need in whatever color tickles your fancy. A hot pink stag on the wall could be the missing piece you’ve been looking to add to your modern retreat. Just remember that your home away from home is ultimately there to make you happy and conjure the relaxing feelings that are imperative for a tranquil retreat, so decorate how you’ve always wanted to and throw caution to the wind!

 

 

 

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